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Transitional Housing offers 8 Beds to People Healing From Abuse

Wild Iris staff has been very busy getting our new Transitional Housing Program up and running in just a matter of months. In late January, our first participants moved into their new housing program! This is such an amazing opportunity for these families to have a safe place to heal, learn, and grow before progressing back to independent living. We are so grateful for the staff and volunteers that have worked hard to get this program up and running.

We still need your help to keep this program running and growing. Wild Iris is looking for a 2-bedroom unit to rent in Mammoth Lakes, CA (let us know if you have one available!) and we will need furniture, small appliances, toiletries, food, and paper products to stock it. Remember Wild Iris is a 501c3, so donations are tax deductible.

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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Training

Do you want to work with victims of domestic violence or sexual assault? Does the work you already do bring you into contact with victims? Wild Iris is offering a training course to meet the state requirements for certification to work with victims of abuse. The training will provide information regarding the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, legal …

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Violence and the Holidays

Wild Iris was able to provide food and toys to families of some of the the victims we have been working with this year. We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to make the holidays special again for families torn apart by violence, most of whom would not have been financially able to celebrate as they used to.

The holidays are often thought of as the best time of the year. It is a time for loved ones, celebration, and joy. However, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a very dark and scary time. Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and the increased consumption …

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Supervised Visitation Monitor Training

 Are you looking to create a part-time career and be a service to children? You might consider becoming a Professional Child Visitation Monitor. Wild Iris Family Counseling & Crisis Center is offering an in-house training program for individuals interested in becoming supervised visitation monitors. Applicants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion …

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We've Got a Resolution You Can Keep

And it may even help you lose those five pounds too! Dedicate 2015 to helping others, even in just a small way. Volunteering for Wild Iris just once a month can make a huge impact in not only your life, but the lives of men or women struggling through abuse. According to science, volunteering brings you all kinds of great health and wellness benefits.

 But for the person on the other end of our hotline, having your help and support can be a life or death matter. There are plenty of opportunities for you to volunteer either working directly with victims or indirectly with other projects. Wild Iris is also hiring for a paid part time crisis counselor position. Find out more information and how to apply on our website.

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Teen DV Month - Save the Date_

Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). Make sure to take this opportunity to talk to the teenagers in your life about how a healthy relationship should feel. Each week during February we'll be using the hashtag #relationshipsfeel to discuss a trait of healthy relationships. Here are some resources to help you with each conversation provided by the California …

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What a CASA Means to a Child

Please take a moment to watch this heartwarming (and true!) story told through song.

“Every Child’s Eyes,” a short video (4 min13 sec), tells the story of a young boy in foster care, a friendship, a CASA volunteer, and the gift of a forever home.

Please share this video with your friends and family so they can learn about CASA’s critical role in a child’s life. CASA of the Eastern Sierra will begin a training session for new volunteers on Wednesday, February 25thWe have children on the waiting list in both Inyo & Mono Counties, and our need is huge. 

Let us know what you think and contact us for more information about becoming a CASA.

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Wish List Updates

 

• Diapers

• Gently used furniture or small appliances

• Toilet paper and paper towels

• Non-perishable food

• Toiletries

• Check out the rest of the items on the list.

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January Self-Care Reminder

The beginning of a new year is always a time for introspection and reflection. When you think back on the last year, what did you do for YOU? While you are making your 2015 resolutions, don't forget that you aren't a priority in your own life, it's difficult to reach any of your other goals! Find other self-care tips and more on our Pinterest page!

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